Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige Victorious at AMAs

 Hip-Hop quartet Black Eyed Peas and singer Mary J. Blige were among the victors Tuesday (Nov. 21) at this year's American Music Awards (AMAs).

The Peas, who made an appearance via satellite from Costa Rica, picked up three awards, including favorite R&B/Hip-Hop group, Soul/R&B group and Rap/Hip-Hop album for Monkey Business.

In addition to performing, Blige took home the favorite Soul/R&B album award for her latest release The Breakthrough, as well as a favorite female R&B artist award from presenter Britney Spears.

Hosted by comedian/talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, the AMAs honors the best in all genres of music.

The AMAs kicked off in high fashion with Beyonce, who belted out her latest single "Irreplacable" in a shiny minidress.

Fresh from his "Hangar Tour," Jay-Z hit the stage for a live version of "Show Me What You Got."

Favorite male Soul/R&B artist Jamie Foxx delivered a heartfelt rendition of "Wish U Were Here," a song from his 2005 album Unpredictable.

The actor/singer dedicated the selection to recently deceased crooner Gerald Levert, his grandmother and his biological mother, who was sat in the audience.

"I dedicate this song, y'all, to my mother in the audience, and everyone. I hope you allow me to be myself," Foxx said, before going into the song.

Other winners included Eminem (favorite ale Rap/Hip-Hop artist), Sean Paul (favorite male Pop/Rock artist) and Kirk Franklin (favorite Contemporary Inspirational Music artist).

Gwen Stefani yodeled and rapped as she premiered her new song "Wind It Up," while Nicole Ritchie introduced her father Lionel Ritchie, who made his official AMA return with a medley consisting of his new song "I Call It Love" and the '80s classic "All Night Long."

The following is a list of winners from this year's American Music Awards:


Male artist: Sean Paul

Female artist: Kelly Clarkson

Band, duo or group: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Album: All the Right Reasons, Nickelback


Male artist: Jamie Foxx

Female artist: Mary J. Blige

Band, duo or group: The Black Eyed Peas

Album: The Breakthrough, Mary J. Blige


Male artist: Toby Keith

Female artist: Faith Hill

Band, duo or group: Rascal Flatts

Album: Greatest Hits Volume 2, Tim McGraw


Male artist: Eminem

Band, duo or group: The Black Eyed Peas

Album: Monkey Business, The Black Eyes Peas

Adult Contemporary:

Artist: Kelly Clarkson

Latin Music:

Artist: Shakira

Alternative Music:

Artist: Red Hot Chili Pepper

Contemporary Inspirational:

Artist: Kirk Franklin


New artist: Carrie Underwood

T-Mobile Text-In Award (voted by public):

Rascal Flatts

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